Well, it's been a tough slog. This was my first major surgery so I didn't
know exactly what to expect in the recovery and healing process. The early days
had their ups and downs and my energy level still fluctuates. So far I haven't
had any interest in writing, but expect that to come around in time.
Yesterday I had an appointment with my surgeon for his follow-up and to
have the stitches removed. Mine was the traditional, large incision for a burst
appendix. He explained again, since the entire area was such a mess, filled with
poisons and other nasty substances, that he felt it necessary to open me up, do
several irrigations, suction that out each time, install a drain, and close me
up. As a result, I had no major reactions or infections. So, at the office visit
yesterday, while a medical student removed the stitches, the doctor went on and
on about how pleased he was at my progress, how well I looked, and how easily I
could move around. I've had no pain for the last 4 or 5 days and stopped taking
my narcotic medication for that.
And yesterday, I was even able to resume looking after my 2 year-old
granddaughter, Olivia. I have her at least 10 days per month. She and I are very
close, so it's been hard for her to be without PaPa for the past 2 weeks - hard
for us both, really. We had a great time. She gave me lots of hugs and kisses
through the day.
Thanks again for your prayers, comments, and concerns. We are fearfully and
wonderfully made, it's true, and isn't it good to know we are constantly under
the watchful care of the Great Physician?
A week ago tomorrow - at 1 AM - I found myself in an operating room with a burst
appendix. I spent 2 1/2 days in the hospital and have been recovering at home since.
The process has had its ups and downs, and at my age is slower than if this had
happened in my teens or twenties when it usually occurs. This was my first major
surgery, and it was done in the old school way of a large incision, so I don't
have any other real-world experience with which to compare it.
Hopefully I'll be back to causing trouble again real soon but I wanted
everyone to know why it's been so quiet from this end.
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